Veterans Day is a call to action for all Americans
Veterans Day should be a call to action for all Americans to serve those who have served, said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.
most Americans listening today, it can mean something as simple as
reaching out to the Vets in their lives and lending a hand,” said
McDonough. "At VA, it means providing Veterans with world-class health
care; with the benefits they have earned and so rightly deserve."
On this day, everyone is challenged to renew their commitment to serving Veterans and serving them well.
Meet ROSA: Robot guides brain surgery at Houston VA
a robot surgical assistant, has joined the Houston VA team and is
helping doctors detect sources of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
This week, Houston VA surgeons successfully completed VA’s first use of
ROSA during surgery on an Army Veteran from Oklahoma.
are committed to adopting ROSA and other cutting-edge technologies that
are at the forefront of surgical treatments for epilepsy, movement
disorders and intracranial tumors,” said Dr. Pitchaiah Mandava, chief of
neurology at the Houston VA.
Aquatic therapy helps Veterans with physical or mental challenges
Veterans looking to overcome physical or cognitive challenges, ask your
VA health care provider about trying aquatic therapy. Veterans are
referred to participate in aquatic therapy for a variety of reasons that
include chronic pain, obesity, metabolic pathologies, depression, PTSD
and neurological disorders and conditions.
health care providers recommended the aquatic therapy program,” said
Navy Veteran Mary Sue Mistler. “Not only does the program provide
physical benefits, but it is great for people with neurological
conditions like me, as well.”
Happy 102 birthday to WWII Veteran and VA patient
March 24, 1939, William Turner raised his hand to become a U.S. Marine
and would spend the next six years traveling the world. He was one of 16
million members of the greatest generation who wore a uniform during
World War II.
October 26, Turner celebrated his 102nd birthday surrounded by family,
friends, North Texas VA staff and officials from Garland, Texas. The
highlight of the day for Turner was virtually seeing his two grandsons
who are currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. “I’m so proud of them
both for serving our country,” said Turner.